Youth Offending Team privacy notice

The Youth Offending Team (YOT) works with young people age between 10-18 years who have attended court and been given a statutory court order. We have legal obligations to support young people within the criminal justice system and reduce youth offending, as well as involving victims of crime in restorative approaches if requested.

We undertake assessments, plan and provide support, and make referrals on your behalf.

Personal information collected

  • Name
  • Address & contact details
  • DOB
  • Financial information
  • Equalities Information
  • Criminal/Prosecution Information
  • Health/Medical Information
  • Social Services Records
  • Other Agencies Involved
  • Education Information
  • Housing Information 
  • Employment information
  • Information from the Local Authority from where you live and previously lived
  • Family/Relationship Information
  • Support Network
  • Referral/Assessment Information
  • Images in photographs or film/CCTV

Who we share information with

  • Police
  • Judicial Agencies eg Courts
  • Legal representatives
  • Health Agencies like GPs, substance misuse services
  • Council social care and education services
  • Government departments (Ministry of Justice, Youth Justice Board, Departments of health and education)
  • Probation/Prison Services
  • Ofsted/HIMP inspectorates
  • Council legal service
  • Other local authorities
  • Voluntary Agencies /Third Sector
  • Housing providers/departments

Legislation that applies  

  • The Crime and Disorder Act 1998
  • Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
  • Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
  • Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE)
  • Children Act 1989
  • Education Act 1996

Other legislation can apply in specific circumstances.

How long we keep your information

25 years from date of birth, or 10 years from last contact.